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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 31, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The attorney for a woman to be tried this week in the death of her infant son asked a circuit judge Monday to restrict the presentation of autopsy photographs, which he argued were gruesome. The color photographs depict skull fractures to 7-month-old Skylar Trigg Boggs, who died Aug. 19, 2008, as a result of blunt-force trauma, police have said. The boy's mother, Monica W. Boggs of Hedgesville, W.Va., was indicted on charges of death of a child by a parent, guardian or custodian, child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury and gross child neglect creating substantial risk of bodily injury.
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By HEATHER KEELS | November 11, 2008
BOONSBORO - Police say a Boonsboro man was driving under the influence of alcohol Saturday when he struck another vehicle, fled from police and struck a woman, according to charging documents filed in Washington County District Court. Michael Anthony Yeagy, 48, of 234 S. Main St., faces 13 traffic charges, including DUI, attempting to elude police and failure to stop at the scene of an accident involving bodily injury, according to court records. Boonsboro Police Officer Shawn M. Faith wrote that at about 7 p.m., he saw Yeagy accelerate his pickup truck into the back of another vehicle headed east on North Main Street, then back off. The truck also crossed the center line at least five times, Faith wrote.
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November 6, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - An aggravated assault charge has been filed against a Waynesboro woman who police have accused of throwing her cat at a dog warden. Waynesboro police allege Aimee Thorsen, of 604 Clayton Ave., threw the cat in the passenger's side window of the vehicle operated by Pennsylvania Dog Law Enforcement Officer Georgia Martin on Oct. 22. The cat's rabies vaccination history was being investigated because it bit someone the day before, Police Chief Ray Shultz said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | October 19, 2011
The mother of a 2-month old boy who died in December 2010 from blunt force trauma to the head and her boyfriend were indicted Wednesday by a Berkeley County grand jury on multiple charges. Jessica Lynn Skupnick, 23, of 192 Butterfly Lane, Hedgesville, W.Va., and Dominic Michael Hall, 19, who is incarcerated at Eastern Regional Jail, were both indicted on two felony counts of death of a child by a parent, custodian or guardian, single counts of child neglect resulting in death, gross child neglect creating substantial risk of bodily injury and conspiracy, according to their indictments, which were released by Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely's office.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | February 27, 2004
HERSHEY, Pa. - The boy who suffered a severe arm injury after being struck by an SUV in the front yard of his Williamsport home Sunday was listed in fair condition at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center Thursday, a center spokeswoman said. Monte Jones, a Williamsport councilman and the father of Tyler Jones, 12, said his son has had several surgical procedures at the medical center during the week, and that, despite concerns from authorities, his arm did not have to be amputated. On Sunday, a Jeep Cherokee hopped a curb at 6:15 p.m., struck Tyler Jones and pinned him on the ground in the front yard of his 215 Artizan St. home, deputies said.
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July 3, 2012
A head injury to a 22-month-old girl last month led police to charge a 23-year-old woman with abuse and neglect, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Krystal Lynn McLaughlin of no fixed address was arraigned Monday by Magistrate JoAnn Overington on two counts of child abuse resulting in injury, one count of child neglect creating risk of injury and one count of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, according to court documents. Police said in court documents that McLaughlin admitted to striking the girl's buttocks area four times with a laptop computer power cord on June 18 while her husband was at work.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | February 26, 2013
Two Martinsburg, W.Va., residents have each been indicted on 39 felony counts by a Jefferson County grand jury in a case stemming from a burglary spree at more than a dozen homes in the county last summer. Court records show that Matthew Wayne Killian, 28, and Nikki Brady, no age available, both of 294 Connector Road, face a series of counts, including 13 each for burglary and grand larceny, 12 for conspiracy and one for daytime burglary. The pair is accused of taking thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, guns, TVs and other electronics, plus cash from the homes that were entered.
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By DON AINES | June 7, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A 20-year-old Hedgesville, W.Va., woman was sentenced Monday in Berkeley County Circuit Court to a maximum of 50 years in state prison for the 2008 death of her infant son. Judge Gray Silver III of the 23rd Judicial Circuit sentenced Monica W. Boggs to 40 years for death of a child by a parent, custodian, guardian or other person by child abuse in the death of 7-month-old Skylar Boggs, who died Aug. 20, 2008, of injuries he...
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | September 2, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A West Virginia University pathologist testified Wednesday during the trial of a Hedgesville, W.Va., woman charged in her son's death that there were "signs of abuse" to the 7-month-old boy who died Aug. 19, 2008. Matrina Schmidt, who performed the autopsy on Skylar Boggs, testified in Berkeley County Circuit Court that fractures and bruises, along with trauma-induced brain hemorrhaging, led her to rule the boy's death as a homicide caused by blunt force trauma.
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September 6, 2011
The trial for a Berkeley County man accused of starving two children in his care and locking them in the basement of his home was postponed until Jan. 24 to allow his new attorney more time to prepare for the case. Jesse A. Lafferty, 33, of 292 Labonte Drive, along with his girlfriend, Karen S. Boback, were indicted on felony charges of child abuse causing serious bodily injury, gross child neglect creating substantial risk of bodily injury or death and conspiracy. Defense attorney Christopher J. Prezioso was appointed last month to represent Lafferty after his public defender, Joseph Whiteoak III, requested to withdraw from the case, citing an ethical conflict involving his office.
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